Rain Closes Main Gate at Burning Man

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Josh Keppel
    It's not the first time rain has dampened the spirits at the festival. In 2013, the warning of a severe thundershower created one of the worse Exoduses in history, with some festival participants reportedly waiting up to 12 hours to hit the road and start the trip home.

    The main gate into Burning Man has been closed through Monday night due to rain, according to the festival's main Twitter account.

    Consistent rain has shut down the main entrance to the massive music festival in northern Nevada, and law enforcement officials are turning cars around.

    "BRC is closed until midday Tuesday due to rain and standing water. Playa is un-drivable," posted @BManTraffic, the festival's Twitter account dedicated to getting participants in and out of the festival area safely.

    People in the area can get hourly traffic reports on BMIR 94.5 at the top of the hour.